New funding for energy transition scholarships

New funding for energy transition scholarships

Students studying MSc programmes at the University of Aberdeen relating to the energy transition will benefit from new scholarship opportunities backed by Shell U.K. Ltd.

The company is funding five scholarships worth up to a combined £150,000 for students commencing Masters programmes that align with the aims of the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Energy Transition in the 2023/4 academic year.

The Shell Energy Transition Scholarships 2023/24 covers full fees and includes a stipend to support living costs throughout the year. Applications were invited from students who applied to any one of the University’s 25 Masters programmes relating to the energy transition in areas including engineering, geosciences, computing sciences, and business.

Professor John Underhill, Director of the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Energy Transition, said:

“These scholarships recognise the important role that our Centre for Energy Transition is playing in accelerating the energy transition through provision of leading training programmes to equip students with the key skills in the drive to decarbonise and meet net zero emission targets.

“Covering fees for the full academic year and including a stipend to support students with living costs, this substantive award is testament to the University’s track record in producing outstanding graduates who go on to make a real impact in the energy industry.

“Embracing the challenges and opportunities presented by the energy transition requires a wide range of skills and expertise to help ensure a transition that is environmentally sustainable, affordable for all, and ensures security of supply.

“Our broad range of MSc programmes related to the energy transition reflects this need, and we are grateful to Shell for the opportunities this funding will provide to deserving students.”

Simon Roddy, Senior Vice President, Shell U.K. Limited, said: “As an integrated energy company Shell U.K. is committed to the development of future professionals who will be instrumental in helping the UK through the energy transition. 

“We are delighted to support these courses, which are providing applied training in Aberdeen to individuals who are expected to form part of the future in the city and region.  The strong commitment of the university to the energy transition is very much aligned with the aims of our Aberdeen Energy Hub, and we are pleased to work with the University to support the city and region progress towards net zero.”

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